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Case Name EEOC v. TRIMBCO INC (d/b/a SHARP PRECISION MANUFACTURING) EE-CA-0202
Docket / Court 5:06-cv-06141-PVT ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Special Collection EEOC Study -- in sample
Attorney Organization EEOC
Case Summary
In September 2006, the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Trimbco, doing business as Sharp Precision Manufacturing, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender (female) and national origin ( ... read more >
In September 2006, the San Francisco District Office of the EEOC filed this lawsuit against Trimbco, doing business as Sharp Precision Manufacturing, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender (female) and national origin (Hispanic) in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the defendant subjected the complaining party, and similarly situated employees, to a hostile work environment based upon gender and national origin.

An unknown portion of the allegations were settled through mediation. On June 24, 2008, the defendant's counsel withdrew, and the defendants did not notify the court of its new counsel. The EEOC moved for a default judgment, which was granted and entered on March 17, 2009. The judgment required the defendant to pay $50,000 in compensatory and punitive damages to six claimants. Additionally, the judgment enjoined the defendants from further engaging in discrimination on the basis of sex or national origin, required the defendants to institute policies and programs to ensure equal opportunities for employees. The case is now closed.

David Friedman - 05/24/2008
Rachel Barr - 01/19/2018


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Retaliation Prohibition
Discrimination-area
Harassment / Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Sex discrimination
EEOC-centric
Direct Suit on Merits
No EEOC Final Resolution Type
General
Disparate Treatment
National Origin/Ethnicity
Indian
Plaintiff Type
EEOC Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e
Defendant(s) Trimbco, Inc.
Plaintiff Description Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on behalf of one or more workers.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations EEOC
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Case Closing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Date: Mar. 1, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Faculty)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
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  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
Date: Apr. 1, 2001
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Docket(s)
5:06-cv-06141-PVT (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0202-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/25/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-CA-0202-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Plaintiff EEOC's Motion for Default Judgment [ECF# 33] (2009 WL 733888) (N.D. Cal.)
EE-CA-0202-0002.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/17/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Trumbull, Patricia V. (N.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
EE-CA-0202-0002 | EE-CA-0202-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Mitchell, Marcia L (California)
EE-CA-0202-9000
Peck, Jonathan T. (California)
EE-CA-0202-9000
Tamayo, William Robert (California)
EE-CA-0202-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Kaufman, Caitlin Elizabeth (California)
EE-CA-0202-9000
Mason, Roger Mark (California)
EE-CA-0202-9000
Wilson, Kurt Edward (California)
EE-CA-0202-9000

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